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It produced this output:
An unexpected error occurred: There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new authz :: many currently pending authorizations
My web server is (include version):
EX51 Rootserver (Hetzner)
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-92-generic x86_64)
My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know):
I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):
So I am totally lost now. I run a server for my friends an me. There are about 30 domains on that server and all use a Let’sEncrypt SSL Certificate, wich was working well until some few days ago. I make use of certbot-auto and it never showed any big or unsolvable problems. I also have a mail-vm on my server (with zimbra) and it’s certificate was near expiration, so I wanted to renew it, but I got stuck and was presented: “An unexpected error occurred: There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new authz :: many currently pending authorizations” instead.
Now the certificate is expired and I still don’t know why there are currently so many pending authorizations. Until the end of July, I was always renewing the certificates manually. From then, I had set up a cron, that ran twice a month! So I don’t understand where these many pending authorizations come from. And I don’t understand how to clear them so that everything goes back to normal. ( I have had to buy a certificate already for my mail-vm and for my main-website, but the next certificates will expire in about 18 days and I really need to get them renewed by that date.)
What can I do?
I have read through the various topics on this forum, but none seems to be of help to my problem. (And I didn’t get how to clear the pending certificates and what to use to run that clearification). Sure, I haven’t waited a week for the problem to dissolve, because my time was running out and I don’t want this to happen again.